Bio: Krause, Fred W. (1859 - 19??)


Surnames: Krause, Lambrecht, Schaefer, Pagel, Bazlen

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

Krause, Fred W. (29 October 1859 - 19??)


Fred W. Krause, who is one of the active, important, and substantial business men of Marathon County, has been a resident of Wausau since 1881 and is president of the Wausau Iron Works and has numerous other interests in this section. He was born in Germany, October 29, 1859, and is a son of Fred and Millie Krause, the latter of whom is now deceased. The father of Mr. Krause is a member of his household.

Fred W. Krause was reared in his native land, and there learned the carpenter trade. He was twenty-two years of age when he came to America, but prior to this had served for two years in the Gentian army. After landing in the harbor of New York, he came immediately to Wausau and began to work at his trade. Through his skill and ability he found himself, by 1885, in a position to engage in the contracting business and, although he started in a small way, he steadily advanced. Contracting has continued to be one of his main lines of business ever since and is now a very large one; he being recognized as a leader among the city's building contractors. He is additionally interested in other lines, is a member of the general mercantile Fred W. Krause, firm of Krause & Schaefer, and is vice president of the Wausau Land, Lumber & Mining Company of this city.

Mr. Krause was married first to Miss Augusta Lambrecht, who, at death, left two children: Annie, who is the wife of Fred Schaefer; and Herman. The second marriage of Mr. Krause was to Bertha Pagel, and five children were born to that union: Dennie, Alma, Walter, Elmer, and Fred. Mr. Krause was married third to Mrs. Minnie Bazlen, who had four children by her former marriage: Nora, Otto, Clelia, and Lester. The firm of Krause & Schaefer carry-on their mercantile business in a fine brick building which Mr. Krause erected on Third Avenue, South. His handsome residence is located at No. 1018 Third Avenue, South Wausau. As a citizen Mr. Krause enjoys the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens as is evidenced by his being continued as supervisor of the Seventh Ward, an office he has continually held for the past seventeen years. He is a man of social tastes and is a member of the well known German organization, the Liederkranz, at Wausau.



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